One Week of Demolition Progress For my Powder Room Remodel
This week should be named “It is Going to Get Worse Before it Gets Better”.
I do my best to keep my ‘construction zone’s clean and to clean between each step so that I don’t get too overwhelmed with how chaotic a renovation can be.
I also have pets and if I leave the door open, I don’t want them trailing wallpaper adhesive throughout the house or to eat something dangerous. So I clean.
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The first thing I did was take apart the vanity. It’s such a small space that it would be difficult to keep opening and closing the door so I pried open the window and tossed all the debris out the window onto a tarp!
I plan to replace all the trim and have board and batten on part of the walls. I used a Trim Puller with a rubber mallet to remove all the window, door, and baseboard trim.
Once I removed all the trim, I had to use Channellock Pliers to pull out all the staples and nails left behind. I went ahead and did this now so that the space is ready to install trim next week.
To prep the walls for the new design, I had to remove all the old stuff. Typically wallpaper has a decorative layer and an adhesive layer. I peeled off as much of the decorative layer as a I could before using the wallpaper steamer.
If you want to learn more about removing wallpaper with a steamer, check out this post about it!
DONE! JUST KIDDING
I finished almost everything for the week. I still have some of the wallpaper to remove but I am slowly seeing my vision. Removing the wallpaper really brightened the space and makes it easier to see the design.
WEEK 2 PLANS
This might be advantageous but I’ll be on vacation for week 4 so I want to stay on top of it!
- Finish removing wallpaper adhesive
- Sand down ceiling texture
- Clean/Wipe Walls
- Purchase board and batten and trim material
- Install Window Trim
- Cut Vanity Wood
Who thinks I’ll actually complete it all?
SHOP MY TOOLS
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